Ghana cricket team in ICC Division 8 finals
9/20/2012 2:32:58 PM -
Ghana's senior cricket team, has secured a place in Saturday's final of the ICC Division 8 tournament in Samoa. Ghana beat Japan by 62 runs with all-rounder Samuel Aboagye named the man of the match.
By this result Ghana has set a grand final date with Vanuatu who beat Belgium by 83 runs in the other semi final. Ghana made 198 runs for 10 wickets in 48 overs while Japan only managed to make 136 runs in 46 overs for 10 wickets.
Dr William Ampofo who Chairs Cricket Association told Joy Sports in an interview that his outfit was excited about the feat describing it as a historic one. Team Ghana will qualify for the next stage if she beats Vanuatu in the final
'Ghana is now part of the international scene for cricket and we are very proud of team Ghana. This is one day cricket and just after this tournament we will play the T20 which has become popular on television,' Dr Ampofo told Joy Sports.
According to him, the boys are doing well because they are combining the one day format with the shorter form which is the T20 format. 'This achievement is a big boost for our schools development programme so we are really glad that team Ghana is putting cricket on the map,' he said.
The last time Ghana won major silverware was when the current team won the ICC Africa World League Series Division Three tournament in Benoni City South Africa in 2008.